MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 108 Newsletter | 11/2014

Financial Inclusion through Savings and Village Enterprises (FINISAVE)
By Theopista Ntale Sekitto

In rural areas of Africa, women constitute the largest percentage of the rural labour force that derives their livelihood from subsistence agriculture. A large number of these farmers aspire to employing better production techniques that can lead to increased output. However, they are dealing with challenges of access to capital that would enable them re-invest their businesses. In an effort to address the challenges of women's access to finance in rural areas, New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Uganda Chapter, in partnership with the Uganda National Entrepreneurship Development Institute (UNEDI), began implementing a Financial Inclusion model through the Savings and Villages Enterprises (FINISAVE). Read More.

Partners' Roundtable for the development of the regional financial market in the WAEMU

The Regional Council for Public Saving and Financial Markets (CREPMF), which regulates and controls the regional financial markets of the West African Monetary Union (WAMU), in collaboration with the Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership, organised a partners' roundtable on the development of the strategic plan of the regional financial markets in the WAEMU. Read More.

24.11.2014 | Morocco : EBRD grants €100 million to support MSMEs
The bank Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) has contracted a €100 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Morocco. 

21.11.2014 | Kenya to borrow $750 million more from debut Eurobond, despite IMF warning
Kenya plans to borrow an additional $750 million (€600 million) to finance development projects by re-opening its international bond issued in June that raised $2 billion, Reuters reports.

21.11.2014 | Nigerian Stock Exchange and London Bourse signs dual-listing agreement
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has signed a capital market agreement with the London Stock Exchange to build cooperation.

18th African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference
23.11.2014 - 25.11.2014 | Diani, Kenya

The Future of Banking in Africa 2014
26.11.2014 | Johannesburg, South Africa

5th Annual SuperReturn Africa 2014
02.12.2014 - 04.12.2014 | Cape Town, South Africa

Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa's Potential

New report by the Commonwealth, MFW4A and EMPEA provides information that is crucial to a better understanding and appreciation of the pensions industry in Africa, with a focus on Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Making Cross-Border Banking Work for Africa

The report presents the facts, challenges and opportunities of cross-border banking in Africa.

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MFW4A is hiring a Senior Advisor to the Coordinator.

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The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
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